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from The Times Online

 Hells Angel Gerry Tobin ‘killed by strangers in biker turf war’

Gerard Michael Tobin, who was shot dead on the M40 in Warwickshire on Sunday afternoon as he left the motorcycle festival, Bulldog Bash.

Gerry Tobin, 35, lived in South East London with his girlfriend

A mechanic who was murdered on the M40 as he rode home at 90mph from a biker festival last summer was shot for being in the “wrong” motorcycle gang, a court heard today.

Gerry Tobin, a member of the Hells Angels, was killed by a single bullet to the head as he rode his Harley-Davidson home after the Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire. Birmingham Crown Court was told today that the men responsible for his murder had no personal animosity for Mr Tobin and had never met him.

Timothy Raggatt QC, prosecuting, said that the shooting was carried out because the rival Outlaws motorcycle gang felt Mr Tobin was riding through their territory.

“This wasn’t a case of a man being killed for any personal motive or any personal reason,” Mr Raggatt told the jury.

“This was a man who was targeted not because of who he was, but because of what he was. In one sense, Gerry Tobin was a random victim.

“It was almost a military-style operation and had at its heart the plain intention to kill.”

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Posted on October 8, 2008 by Editor

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